(Reclaimed from Bubblews, where it appeared on May 10, 2014. Image from BlondieB at Morguefile: http://mrg.bz/aGC8cM )
Years ago, a minister for whom I never had much respect introduced my family to Mennonite school choice activist Stanley Brubaker, for whom I do have some respect. I was thinking of the minister (now dead) when I wrote this verse to go with the tune of Brubaker's song, “Lord Give Us Christian Schools.”
Lord, give me a Christian flock
That easily fleeced will be;
Give to my books innocent looks,
Semblance of purity.
Followers who doubt me not,
Never suspect my plot—
Not like the ones I’ve got!
Lord, give such a flock to me.